Community farmers’ markets return to Anythink with expanded dates and locations
In continuing to provide Thornton residents with access to farm-fresh produce and health information, Anythink’s community farmers’ markets are returning in 2019 with expanded dates and locations. Hosted in conjunction with the American Heart Association, City of Thornton, Tri-County Health Department, Lulu’s Farm and Miller Farms, the farmers’ markets will now be held weekly at both Anythink Huron Street (Tuesdays, 9 am-1 pm) and Anythink Wright Farms (Thursdays, 3-6:30 pm) beginning Tuesday, July 9. In addition to food, community members will also find cooking demos, recipes, nutrition information and preventative health screenings (on select dates). The farmers’ markets will continue through the second week of October.
To increase healthy food accessibility, both WIC and SNAP are accepted at all farmers’ markets. Additionally, visitors can join representatives at the Tri-County Health Department booth for information about eWIC and SNAP services. For those in need of transportation assistance, a limited number of RTD vouchers are available with proof of ridership.
“Through these important partnerships, Anythink is now a place to fuel the mind and the body,” says Stacie Ledden, director of innovations and brand strategy for Anythink Libraries. “One of the outcomes of Anythink’s current strategic plan is that by building community, people will be ‘happy, healthy and safe. Providing access to farm-fresh food, health information and partner resources is just one way that we can work together toward this outcome.”
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Weekly Farmers’ Markets at Anythink
Anythink Huron Street
9417 Huron St.
Thornton, CO 80260
Tuesdays, July 9-Oct. 8
9 am-1 pm
Anythink Wright Farms
5877 E. 120th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80602
Thursdays, July 11-Oct. 10
Browse local produce and vendors from Lulu’s Farm, Miller Farms and more at the weekly community farmers’ markets at Anythink. Hosted in conjunction with the American Heart Association, City of Thornton and Tri-County Health Department, these markets bring healthy food options directly to the public. In addition, attendees will find cooking demos, recipes, nutrition information and preventative health screenings (on select dates). Both WIC and SNAP are accepted, and a limited number of RTD vouchers are available with proof of ridership. The farmers’ markets are free and open to all.